GALLERY B EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Schedule

Sent and Received
Oct. 11 - Nov. 4, 2017
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 20, 7pm


Gallery B is pleased to present its October exhibition, Sent and Receivedwhich will feature artwork by service members, veterans and military caregivers that explores the tradition of care packages. The exhibit will also include Combat Paper, works made on paper made from military uniforms. Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District are pleased to partner with USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and Community Building Art Works to present the exhibit. 

The Combat Paper works of art were made during a workshop at the USO Warrior & Family in Bethesda. During the workshop, participants are guided by veteran artists through the process of transforming used military uniforms into "combat paper." Through papermaking workshops, veterans’ uniforms that were worn in service are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper. Participants use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniforms as art and express and narrate their experiences with the military as well as bridge the gap between the military and civilian communities.